MOP staff help you survey potential topics, identify an appropriate mentor, prepare your proposal and carry out your project in a timely fashion. You can come into the MOP office with an idea, or you can find a ready-made opportunity by reading Seawords, the MOP newsletter, or by scanning the bulletin board in your campus MOP office. Not all projects fit the academic calendar-this can be accommodated. You may undertake a project alone or with one or more MOP students. The projects can based on or off campus. Often MOP can provide supplies, equipment or funds to assist with your project.
Topics can range from fisheries and marine tourism firm. Keep in touch with your MOP Coordinator during the project by submitting periodic progress reports. Projects are concluded by a final report which may be written, an oral presentation at the annual MOP student Symposium, a performance. an art show, etc. MOP Coordinators assist students in selecting an appropriate format for the final report and guide students in evaluating their learning.
For UH Manoa MOP, 9 of the 12 credits must be 300 level or higher.